Equestrian Job Opportunities

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Posted on 4/22/16

Alpha Omega Equestrian Center

Mid to Long Term Employee

Located in Wellington, OH, our farm currently has 13 horses, but has stalls for up to 40. Nearly 40 acres, heated facility, indoor arena, and indoor bull pen. We train western pleasure, hunter under saddle, and saddleseat. We are a fairly new farm and are now ready to add an employee to our barn family.

We are seeking a mid to long term employee.
Duties will include:
General property upkeep, stalls, and feeding, with opportunity to advance and increase pay as our business continues to grow.

-Onsite housing is mandatory- we are open to pets for the right person.
-Must be comfortable with multiple horse breeds and dispositions.
-Ideal employee will have the desire to work their way from the ground up.

Pay based on experience.
NOTE: We own a hunting guide service also and there are opportunities for extra income in that area as well.

To apply, contact us at maskrant@gmail.com or 330-421-1690.


Posted on 4/22/16

Boone Creek Farms

Full & Part Time Positions

Boone Creek Farm is a full service hunter/jumper facility located on 18 acres just west of Carmel, IN.  We offer lessons, camps, training, showing, and sales.

Position 1: Assistant trainer/Beginner riding instructor/Camp director
We are looking for a fun, knowledgeable, energetic person to run our beginner lesson program. Job will include teaching lessons to beginners through intermediate riders and introducing them to all grooming aspects as well as a good foundation to English Hunter type riding. Riding and schooling sale horses. Grooming, tacking, and lunging of horses.  Supervise and direct camps. Assisting with turnouts, sweeping, tack and barn cleaning, etc.  Performing barn duties as needed.  Full time.  Base salary is given but increases are available for motivated workers.
Position 2: Summer Camp Internship/Assistant Camp Councilor, part time
Duties include greeting children who enroll in our summer riding camp and instructing proper grooming, tacking, and riding.  Also, leading lessons on identifying parts of horse, tack and proper care of horses and equipment and leading games and other equine-related activities.  Hours:  M-F 8:30 to 1:30.  Paid position. Additional hours may be available.
Please send resume to Brittany at boonecreekfarm@yahoo.com.


Posted on 4/21/16

Equine Affaire

Full Time Positions

Equine Affaire is currently looking for a full time Program Director and Marketing Manager. Click here to learn more about these opportunities.

Resume may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the attention of Lori Helsel at:
Equine Affaire, Inc.
2720 State Route 56 SW
London, OH 43140
Fax: (740) 845-2879
Email: lhelsel@equineaffaire.com


Posted on 4/19/16

KP Quarter Horses

Full Time Trainer/Instructor

We are looking for someone that is very outgoing as we teach many adults and kids. We are primarily looking for someone to do the training, teaching and possibly hauling to shows. We are located at the G and J Lazy P boarding stables, a large barn consists of 19 stalls and smaller barn of 10 stalls with 30 outdoor runs and shelters. Experience with western, english, trail, and showmanship is a plus.

Please contact Kristina Pratt at 303-204-6894


Posted on 4/19/16

Friends of Ferdinand


Friends of Ferdinand is an OTTB adaption program located near Dayton, Ohio. They are currently looking to hire interns for their program.

Contact them at contact@friendsofferdinand.com


Posted on 4/19/16

Irish Manor Stables

Assistant Manager

Job Description:
Looking for a mature, reliable, and organized individual to join our team and assist in managing our facility. Daily duties include barn chores, grooming/tacking, schooling lesson horses, cleaning tack, doing barn laundry, and assisting in facility management. Additional responsibilities may include assisting with summer camp, prepping and travelling to horse shows as needed, and teaching some lessons when the head trainer is away. Prior experience is a plus, but we are willing to train the right candidate.
Housing is included in a spacious one bedroom, one bathroom apartment as well as board for one horse and salary depending on experience. References and an interview are required.

Be able to work independently and also as a team player
Be detail-oriented, organized, and able to prioritize tasks
Be willing to interact with clients (children & adults) in a professional manner
Be comfortable with sole charge of the facility as needed

Contact us at (908) 237-1281 to apply.


Posted on 4/12/16

C. Jarvis Insurance Agency

Part-Time and Full-Time Position

C. Jarvis Insurance Agency is a four-generation family business located in Solon, Ohio. Since 1946 we have specialized in satisfying the modern horseman’s insurance needs with our various coverages such as equine mortality, liability, professional and nonprofessional horseman disability and farm and ranch coverage. We are currently seeking to fill a part-time and full-time position with an enthusiastic young individual who’s interested in joining a winning team. Health insurance, 401k and compensation are negotiable. Please submit all resumes to Tina DeDario at tina@jarvisinsurance.com.


Posted on 4/12/16

Hamilton County Park District

Riding Instructor

We are currently looking for Seasonal Riding Instructors for our Summer Session of Horse Camps and Riding Lessons.

-Give horseback riding lessons and instruction to riding center visitors.
-Teaches proper equestrian care and management, proper riding techniques and safety practices.
-Ensures riding center facilities and equipment are maintained in proper condition.

-Answers questions and provides information to assist visitors in enjoying riding facilities in a safe manner.
-Assists riders get on/off horse, etc.
-Ensures public safety and proper treatment of the horses.
-Feeds, waters, brushes and performs other tasks to assist in care of horses.
-Maintain and repair tack.

Apply at www.greatparks.org or email jbabak@greatparks.org


Posted on 4/7/16

Heritage Farm


Heritage Farm, a nationally known Hunter Jumper facility is offering a paid Internship opportunity.  It will require at least 5 weeks; 2 weeks at our farm in New York, 2 weeks at the Spruce Meadows Horse Show with our clientele and approximately one week traveling with the horses.  Duties might include, but are not limited to: grooming, general horse care, administrative work, preparing for horse shows and simple veterinary care.  

Please email resumes to Jacque at wacque.jacque@gmail.com or contact us at 914.232.2122


Posted on 4/7/16

Delaware Horse Shows

Horse Show Crew

We are looking for individuals to work at  Hunter Jumper horse shows.   We are looking for three people to work the ingate, three for the jump crew and one official timer.  

-Compensation $10.00 - $15.00 hour
-Show dates between May-October 2016

-Responsible for establishing and maintaining an “order of go”, with exhibitors.
-Communicate with other ingate personnel to resolve conflicts.
-Advise announcer to make timely announcements regarding upcoming classes.
-Help jump crew replacing knocked down poles or jumps.
-Requires standing, lifting, and working outside.   
-Must have great organization and communication skills.
Jump Crew:
-Responsible to correctly set jumps with proper distances.
-Requires heavy lifting and working outside.
Official Jumper Timer / Announcer:
-Check jumper course for proper jump heights.
-Run timing equipment.
-Announce scores, time faults, etc.
-Requires basic knowledge of jumper courses and timing equipment.  
-Heavy lifting and working outside.

Carl Brentlinger 614-554-5475

Judy Brentlinger 614-885-9475



Posted on 3/24/16

Jason English Show Horses

Assistant  Horse Trainer

Jason English Show Horses is a 30 stall barn on 35 acres in Madison, Georgia.
We are currently looking for employees to fill a position as an assistant horse trainer. We can offer a salary plus beautiful  living quarters.

The responsibilities consist of:
Preparing horses for lessons
Going to shows all summer long
When at shows- feeding and cleaning stalls
Riding (depending on experience)

Please contact Jason English at 404-431-2697 or email Jasonenglishshowhorses@yahoo.com


Posted on 3/24/16

Swan Training


Swan Training is a wonderful facility located in the heart of Oregon horse country. The program offered here is welcoming, inviting, and family friendly. We specialize in hunters, jumpers, equitation, and ponies. The types of horses at our facility include: young, sales, and rehab. We work closely with Dr. Revenaugh from Northwest Equine Performance. Riders comprise all ages and levels. Also, we host clinics and Emerging Athletes Program (EAP) training sessions.
We are looking for students who want to learn about stable management, teaching, and management of a show barn. Interested students should also be capable of doing some riding and schooling of horses at home. There is also the possibility to work at shows. Showing opportunities would depend on the individual student and the clients we have at the time.
Contact Beka Swan at 503-349-0314 or beka@swantraining.net


Posted on 3/24/16

Susan Barisone-Gilson Dressage

Internship or Apprenticeship

Susan Barisone-Gilson Dressage is seeking interns and apprentices to assist at our 10 horse dressage facility.


-Fall or Spring Semesters

-a studio to live in, instruction and board for a horse


-Graduate with Dressage background

-a studio to live in, room for a horse, small stipend

-Teach beginner dressage lessons

Contact Susan Barisone-Gilson at susanbgil@gmail.com to learn more.


Posted on 3/24/16

Esser Valley Arabians, LLC


Esser Valley Arabians, LLC. is a 33 horse indoor facility for training Arabian and Half-Arabian show horses on a Regional and National level.

We are looking for a person/people with a passion for horses to work as a groom and assist in the starting and training/conditioning.
Keep in mind that if you have no experience with some of these skills, we are willing to train on the job. The love and passion for the horse is most important.
1.      Basic horse care including: feeding, grooming, bathing, cleaning stalls
2.     Lunging, long lining
3.     Show clipping/body clipping
4.     Riding and exercising horses
5.     Handling young foals
6.     Grooming Class A Shows and U.S. Arabian and Half-Arabian Nationals

Contact Duane Esser for more information or to apply:
513 941-2737 or duane@esservalleyarabians.com


Posted on 3/24/16

Albion College

Equestrian Admissions Counselors

Albion College has a few job openings for admissions counselors and there is a strong interest in filling one of them with someone who could specialize in recruiting for the equestrian program.

This person will coordinate with the equestrian program and assist with giving tours, attending equine trade shows, horse shows, and would be able to take advantage of some aspects of the equestrian center offerings.

Contact Danielle Menteer for more information or to apply:

517-629-0812 or dmenteer@albion.edu


Posted on 3/14/16

Up North Stables

Summer Internships

Up North Stables is a 12 stall training and boarding facility specializing in APHA all around horses and their youth and amateur riders.

We are looking for working students to assist us during the summer months.

For more information, Contact Claire Silver at

(802) 673-7138 or UpNorthStables@gmail.com


Posted on 3/4/16

Crooked Fence Farm

Summer Internship

We are looking for a summer intern here at Crooked Fence Farm. It is a paid position and room and board are provided in our home as well as a stall for a horse if desired. The summer intern will be working with hunters/jumpers, showing and starting young stock (2-3 year olds). 

All showing expenses will be paid, 50% of all lessons given and 10% of the sale of the horses.  We stand two stallions, so assistance with in hand breeding is part of the job.  10% of the breeding is also part of the pay. 

There is also the possibility of the internship turning into a long term position.

Please call if you have additional questions or email.

Contact Ken at 724-286-3107 or gms@nb.net


Posted on 3/4/16

Wyndham Oaks

Summer Internship

Wyndham Oaks is a large 65 horse dressage facility in Maryland. We are looking for an intern over the summer- someone who would be interested to see how a large facility works, get to help make decisions on what kind of maintenance we need to do, and learn about how we manage our staff and equines. We can offer a 1 bedroom apartment and stall board for a horse for compensation if there is interest, as well as a small stipend.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to go into equine business. We are flexible with the arrangement and hours, but are looking for some assistance especially with marketing our farm better to the younger audience.

Contact Laura Groat at laura@wyndham-oaks.com or (301) 775-3630


Posted on 3/4/16

Coole Park Farm

Full Time Position

Coole Park Farm located in Millbrook, New York is looking for a full time employee. We are a full service private boarding facility. Job duties include, but are not limited to: feeding and watering of 16 horses, grooming and keeping horses show ready, tacking up for clients, turnout, stall mucking, blanketing, keeping barn clean and potential for riding based on experience.

-Hours are six days a week 7:00 am to 3:30pm. (End of summer and fall may include early mornings.)
-Great friendly work environment 
-Housing is a possibility if needed

Please contact Mary or Kristen at Coole Park Farm:
mlcookingham@aol.com or kblatt215@gmail.com 

Posted on 2/25/16

Skyland Camp


We're looking for motivated, fun-loving, inspiring counselors to teach, mentor, and supervise campers this summer in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. Our campers are girls ages 6-15 and come from many states across the U.S. Counselors are the most important people in the camper's summer, and in some cases, in their life. The most successful candidates are those who are able to manage multiple
priorities, create fun in an instant, maintain high energy, and serve as a positive role model. We are specifically looking for well-rounded counselors who are interested in teaching, building meaningful
relationships, collaborating as part of a gifted staff team, and working in a hands-on environment to develop future leaders. Applicants should have a proven track record for being an outstanding role model for young girls and be interested in creating a nurturing and rewarding space for our campers to learn and grow.

Riding Counselors teach English Hunt Seat riding to beginners to advanced riders. They help maintain the barn and horses, teach riding to all skill levels under the supervision of the Riding Director, and assist in the planning and organization of the horse show. Our program is not competitive. Applicants must be have experience teaching English riding. Formal certifications in riding instruction are not required, but a plus. This is an ideal position for students just beginning in an equine studies program or instructor certification course.

Riding counselors are also cabin counselors, and work with one or two other counselors to directly supervise 8-12 campers of the same or similar age group. The entire staff works together to plan and lead
all-camp activities, including evening activities, hikes, cultural events, and campouts.

This position is a full-time, seasonal position (June 17 - July 31,

Compensation: competitive weekly salary, full room and board, weekly laundry service, paid time off (24 hours/week)

Apply online at SkylandCamp.com/staff, or email Madi at madi@skylandcamp.com with questions.


Posted on 2/22/16
YMCA Camp Piomingo
Equestrian Staff

 Interested in a job with horses? Spend the summer at YMCA Camp Piomingo! Gain skills in barn management, teaching horsemanship, riding lessons, and give kids the opportunity to learn how awesome horses can be!

If you are high energy, hard working, and want to share your love of horses with kids, Piomingo is the place for you.

Please contact Peyton Murray, at PMurray@ymcalouisville.org


Posted on 2/19/16

Las Campanas Equestrian Center


The Las Campanas Equestrian Center (LCEC) is offering two (possibly three) internship positions for the 2016 season. The 3 month position(s) will begin on or around May 15th, 2016 and end on or around August 15th, 2016. The 6 month position will begin on or around June 15th, 2016 and end on or around December 15th, 2016.
We are looking for mature candidates who already have a reasonably extensive equestrian background (i.e. pony club, competition record, etc), who wish to pursue a career in the equestrian field. Candidates must be skilled in the saddle, should be able to ride and be knowledgeable in english and western disciplines, confident riding on trails, and enjoy working with adults and children alike in both group and one-on-one situations. Equine health and welfare skills as well as equipment care and use would also be a plus.
It is our goal to provide our interns with a well rounded equestrian experience during their time with us; we place a high priority on the development of young, aspiring professionals and their careers. They will have the opportunity to work with, and learn from, all of our professionals including rotations with our barn management, grooming, training, coaching, and administrative staff.  Opportunities may also be available to work with Las Campandres, a therapeutic riding program specializing in children with developmental disabilities.
Our exceptional equestrian venue boasts over 90 stalls, turn out pens, a large indoor with state of the art footing, multiple outdoor arenas, school and trail horses. We are situated between 3 mountain ranges, adjacent to over 68,000 acres of BLM land, and yet only minutes to downtown Santa Fe, NM with its vibrant arts scene.
The Club at Las Campanas also features golf, tennis, swimming, dining, and spa amenities. Because this is a private members club, all incumbents will need to act and dress accordingly, and will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.
We offer interns a salary of $11 per hour and shared dormitory style housing on property.  Lunch is available and use of our employee fitness center is included as part of our intern compensation. There is no relocation offered at this time.

Interested candidates should review our website prior to submitting a cover letter, resume, link to a video of them riding, and three quality references to Kelly Stoochnoff at KStoochnoff@clublc.com.


Posted on 2/17/16

Grand Finale Equestrian

Working Student/Assistant

Grand Finale Equestrian is a lesson and sale focused farm outside of Charlotte, NC with an opportunity to work with a Dressage/Event Trainer (USDF Judge), and a trainer specializing in colt starting/natural horsemanship. We are a multi dimensional facility focusing on dressage and jumping horses, but also have the occasional western pleasure, HUS and driving horse.
Duties include grooming, clipping, mane pulling, turn out/bring in, tacking/untacking for trainer, lounging, exercise riding, general barn duties, overseeing that the barn and grounds are clean and tidy at all times and the barn is organized.

There is a good deal of saddle time for the right individual and the possibility to show. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious person with PLENTY of room for growth!
The ideal candidate must have excellent people skills, a strong work ethic, have experience riding, a background working with horses, be able to accept responsibility and be looking to further their career.
This position will receive a furnished room, board for one horse, lessons and stipend. There is opportunity for an increase in salary by giving beginner riding lessons and working with sale horses.
We are a relaxed and fun facility with NO drama.  References are a must.
You may call Cynthia at 704-689-1386, 973-856-3431 or submit a resume to grandefinaleequestrian@aol.com.


Posted on 2/17/16

Camp Cheerful
Summer Interns

The Achievement Centers for Children, Camp Cheerful located in Strongsville, OH has an opening for summer interns June through August.  Serving children and adults with special needs for over 70 years, Camp Cheerful is located on 52 acres in the Mill Stream Run Metro Park Reservation.  Our PATH Premiere Accredited Therapeutic Horsemanship Program is currently looking for summer interns with horse experience to assist with the daily care of program horses and stables.  Interns will gain experience with children and adults with special needs as they assist in instructing therapeutic riding and horsemanship activities under staff supervision.  Experience with people with disabilities is preferred, but not required.  Credit hours, stipend, onsite housing and meals available. Interested candidates please send resume to cory.ramsey@achievementcenters.org.


Posted on 2/8/16

YMCA Camp Y-Noah

Seasonal Ranch Hand

The Seasonal Ranch Hand helps provide a safe environment for all people by knowing and understanding the ranch safety policies and enforcing them in a courteous manner. They help keep the ranch area free of all hazards and performing maintenance duties as assigned. The Ranch Hands feed, groom, tack, and help maintain the health of the horses for trail rides and lessons, assisting and leading trail rides and lessons as scheduled.

For more information, contact Susan Garside:  susang@akronymca.org  or 330-858-4800  


Posted on 2/2/16

Kentucky Horse Park

Multiple Internships

The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm, equine competition facility and an educational theme park. The Commonwealth of Kentucky opened the park in 1978 as the world’s only park dedicated to celebrating man’s relationship with the horse. The park is visited by approximately one million visitors annually from all over the world.

Click for details:

General Equine

Draft Division

Equine Education

Interested students can apply on our Volunteer & Internships page. You will need to complete the internship application, wavier and background check.


Posted on 2/2/16

Hagyard Equine

Billing Associate

Full time: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Must have accounts receivable, customer service, and data entry experience. Invoicing and equine experience helpful.

Inquiries may be directed to Betsy Walker at bwalker@hagyard.com

or by mail, Attention: Human Resources, 4250 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, Kentucky 40511.


Posted on 2/2/16

Pure Gold Stables & Equestrian Center

Equine Facility Manager

Pure Gold is located on 45 rolling acres south of Salem Ohio offering a spectacular 16 stall heated main barn with 14 x 14 stalls, automatic waters, two wash bays,  a well equipped lounge, office, covered round pen,  heated 90 x 180 ft indoor arena,  turn out,   5/8 mile gallop track,   175 x 300 David Frey installed outdoor arena, 28 permanent stall event barn and electric RV hook ups.   

Pure Gold's events at this time concentrate in the areas of dressage, eventing, jumpers and hunters but are open to any events which are consistent with their mission.

The ideal candidate will be self motivated, forward thinking, organized with the ability to work well with all demographics.  We are looking for someone who wants to make a positive impact not only on our facility but regionally in the horse industry.
Duties will include:

-Supervision and daily care of approximately 15 boarder horses.
-Communicating with owner's any specific horse related needs in a timely manner.  
-Occasional horse handling for veterinarians, farriers etc.
-Supervision of and/or performing or arranging facility maintenance
-Implementing and controlling feeding program. This includes communicating to facility ownership the feed/bedding expenses with detail.
-Managing payroll, boarding contracts, accounts receivable/payable including timely reports to facility owners detailing payments and expenses.  
- Working effectively with equine event manager to schedule and run clinics, shows and other events.  
-Pursuing relationships with other vendors, professionals and influential members of the horse community to enhance the mission of Pure Gold.

 Salary with incentive program.  Facility manager may board one competition, project, or sale horse as part of compensation package.  Facility manager may also offer lessons on owner horses with some availability of boarder horses.  

Please send resume with 3 references and contact information to:

Jill R. McNicol DVM
Salem Veterinary Clinic
777 N. Ellsworth Ave.
Salem,  Ohio   44460
or email : csequine@aol.com  

Please indicate Pure Gold in Title.


Posted on 2/1/16


Head Instructor

The Head Instructor (HI) is responsible for scheduling and overseeing all programs offered by PALS. HI is responsible for training and supervision of program staff needed for such programs and scheduling and training program volunteers. The HI is responsible for assisting strategic client recruitment, ensuring that client assessments/record/paperwork is up-to-date, supervising exercise/training programs of all PALS horses, new horse inquiries and coordinating community education programs.

Job Description:
-Facilitate PALS programs as needed.
-Ensure that programs are in line with strategic plan & budget.
-Ensure that all client paperwork is maintained.
-Supervision of volunteers while assisting in programs.
-Supervision and scheduling of instructors.
-Scheduling of programs, client recruitment and marketing program opportunities to the community.
-Maintain of all budget line items as identified.
-Meet annual program goals.
-Maintain weekly program volunteers schedule and assist with volunteer trainings and special events
as necessary.
-Manage program horse training/schooling programs.
-Develop and implement client metrics and assessment tools.
-Assist in client billing & collecting payment for services.
-Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with parents, clients, volunteers, staff and
community partners.
-Ensure that program meets PATH Intl. Accredited Center Standards.

Position Requirements & Experience:
-Must be familiar with PATH Intl. Standards.
-Must be PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (Registered or Advanced)
-2 year’s experience working at an accredited therapeutic equine program.
-Bachelor’s Degree.
-Strong horseback riding skills (English or Western).
-Must be over 21 years old.
-Must be physically and emotionally fit.
-Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
-The ability to work independently, exercising good judgment, involving others when necessary.
-The ability to establish goals, meet deadlines and maintain budgets.
-Excellent written communication skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office.
-A commitment to the mission of the agency.
-The ability to be flexible, evening and weekend hours as needed.

To apply send resume, cover letter, salary history and references to info@palstherapy.org.


Posted on 2/1/16

Camp Twin Lakes

Program Staff

Camp Twin Lakes is a network of camps that provide medically-supportive, year-long, and life-changing experiences for campers with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges. We partner with over 60 different non-profits such as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, American Lung Association, Hemophilia of Georgia and many more. We have three sites in Georgia: Rutledge, Winder, and Warm Springs.
During the summer months we have 10 amazing weeks of summer camp that involve programs such as high ropes, waterfront activities, ceramics, arts and crafts, drama, a 250 acre farm with cows, chickens, kale and more. One of our campers favorite program areas is Horseback riding. We teach the campers about the horses and give them an experience they don’t get the other 51 weeks of the year.
Each summer, we hire about 80 program staff to run all of the activities. These staff members are usually 19-24 and excited about giving each of these campers all that they have to give. Working at Camp Twin Lakes is an amazing opportunity and a whole lot of fun.
We need more individuals who are comfortable around horses to work on staff. The work we do in our barn counts for PATH certification hours.
If you would like more information, please go to www.camptwinlakes.org or contact Shelley McDaniel at shelley@camptwinlakes.org.
We have begun hiring for Summer 2016 and continue to hire late into the spring. Click here for the link to our online application.